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Alliance for African Assistance

Interpreter Relations Intern

Project:
Posted: 08.08.19
Contact Information: Lillian Primrose
619-286-9052x 226
coordinator@alliance-for-africa.org
Volunteer Description:

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION:

 

By interning for the Global Village Language and Cultural Solutions Program, the Intern will have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the interpreting profession and the daily operating procedures of a non-profit office. In this dynamic position, the Intern’s input and skills will make them a valuable part of our office and enhance the overall quality and productivity of our interpreting services, and they will have the flexibility to use and develop a variety of different skills crucial to the non-profit world. With our repertoire of over 200 languages and rare dialects, the LCS Intern will gain insight into the growing diversity of San Diego County and what goes into facilitating an interaction between people of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, as well as gaining exposure to other social service programs within Global Village.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

        Appointment scheduling on a day to day basis, using our online scheduling system and also calling interpreters directly

        Handling of interpreter/customer relations by answering calls, providing assistance to interpreters on the field as needed and requesting authorizations for appointment extensions

        Organizing interpreter files to ensure completeness

        Uploading interpreter vouchers and reviewing assignments and records of service

        Contacting interpreters for any needed paperwork

        Assisting with commission and delegation of document translation projects

        General filing and administrative duties as needed

 

        Possible other projects (e.g., marketing campaigns, web design, training, event planning) based on skills and interest

 

Requirements:

COMMITTMENT:

The position requires a minimum 3 month commitment for 12-20 hours per week.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Detail oriented and highly organized individual.

• Highly capable with technology; will be asked to use Excel and our online scheduling database.

 

• Majoring in Communications, Business Management, Linguistics, Public Relations, Accounting, or a related field.
• Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision.


To apply, please email a completed Volunteer Application and resume to interpreters@alliance-for-africa.org and coordinator@alliance-for-africa.org.